I was reading another thread where someone was claiming that drug use would increase dramatically if they were made legal. I wanted to get a handle on whether people commonly even consider the legal issue at all.
I personally certainly never considered it when evaluating whether to start to use illegal drugs. Or, at least, it was only a fleeting consideration for me... I just kind of felt like no one had the right to tell me what to do. However, I did consider it when I decided to stop, because I saw that the fact that they were illegal was doing terrible things to the lives of the people who were sinking faster than I was.
Perhaps I was saved by their being illegal, but I am wondering how common this is.